You can now apply to be our Fan of the Month for March 2011!
If you think you’ve got what it takes and would like to to put yourself forward, simply fill in the application form to be in with a chance! This month the hot topics include Series 6, the Red Nose Day mini-eps and Worlds in Time, so there’s lots to talk about! We’ll be picking the winner on Wednesday 30th March. Best of luck to all entrees!
Steven Moffat has revealed more details about Doctor Who’s contribution to this year’s Comic Relief festivities!
Speaking to SFX, the showrunner confirmed that not one but two 4-minute mini-episodes will be airing during BBC One’s telethon on Friday 18th March – one called ‘Space’ and the other called ’Time’! “Two episodes. Two mini-episodes. Very, very small episodes - maybe eight minutes in total, so that’s around four minutes each,” he explained. “It’s not a spoof, so it’s taken seriously as a proper bit of Doctor Who.”
He continued: “I’m really, really pleased with them. I think they’re really good, really very funny. It’s Matt, Karen and Arthur, and there isn’t a guest character. It’s just the three of them. A moment of life aboard the TARDIS. But obviously life about the TARDIS instantly gets you into terrible jeopardy, and all of causality is threatened. As I’m sure it is every day when they get up and have their coffee…”
Two pictures from the mini-episodes were released yesterday, including one featuring two Amys, about which Moffat has teased: “There’s a moment with two Amys in it. If you’re a red-blooded male surely that’s enough! You’ve got Amy flirting with herself…”
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Two stills from this month’s Doctor Who Comic Relief special have been released!
In the first image, the Doctor, Amy and Rory are looking surprised at something, while the second - a higher quality version of the image previously reported by News of the World - shows something else surprising… two Amys!
The mini-episode will air during BBC One’s Red Nose Day telethon on Friday 18th March.
What do you think of the screenshots? You can click on them both for bigger versions.
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The cover for this month’s issue of Doctor Who Magazine has been revealed today, bringing with it confirmation of the previously reported Doctor Who Red Nose Day mini-ep!
The Doctor, Amy and Rory are featured on the front of the issue, and they’re getting into the spirit of things by sporting their very own red noses for ComicCosmic Relief! Inside the magazine there’s all the details about the charity sketch, which is set to air during BBC One’s Red Nose Day telethon, taking place on Friday 18th March.
Meanwhile, the cover also teases new Series 6 secrets that are revealed inside the issue! Could that be an episode title in the top left corner? Let us know your thoughts…
Doctor Who Magazine Issue #432 will be published on Thursday 10th March.
The Tenth Doctor actor appears in a new Hamlet-inspired photo in which he can be seen sporting the Vivienne Westwood William Shakespeare t-shirt, designed exclusively for Comic Relief. Red Nose Day will take place on Friday 18th March on BBC One, with a whole night of entertaintment fronted by a host of familiar faces, including James Corden, Fearne Cotton and Davina McCall!
It’s nearly time to do something funny for money, and you can now get your hands on a free fundraising kit, containing everything you need to raise lots and lots of cash!
Overnight ratings for Comic Relief: Funny for Money show that an audience of around 8.3million tuned in to watch the Red Nose Day special of The Sarah Jane Adventures.
The segment of the show which was presented by David Tennant averaged at 9.2million, and peaked at a whopping 11.3million at 8PM. The programme itself peaked at 12.7million at 9PM.
David was also on hand at the end of the night to bring in the final total of the evening, which was a record-breaking £57,809,938. The money will go towards helping to drastically improve the lives of people living in poverty, or facing terrible injustice, both here in the UK and across Africa.
This year’s Red Nose Day special of The Sarah Jane Adventures has just aired as part of BBC One’s Comic Relief Funny for Money Show!
The exclusive sketch, which was written by Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman, saw Sarah Jane, Luke, Rani and Clyde experiencing what will probably be the strangest 5 minutes of their lives (which is quite strange in itself considering some of the things they get up to - for more information see Series 1 and 2), when a galactic soldier, played by comedian Ronnie Corbett, appeared in the attic bearing gifts for the valiant Earth defenders. But in true SJA fashion, he wasn’t what he seemed, and it was soon discovered that he was, in fact, a Slitheen in disguise. But also in true SJA fashion, K-9 appeared and with the help of Sarah Jane & co, they saved the world again and were home in time for tea!
Let us know what you thought of the episode below!
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Alex Kingston (River Song) (38%, 155 Votes)
Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) (31%, 128 Votes)
Suranne Jones (Idris) (28%, 117 Votes)
Sarah Smart (Jennifer) (2%, 8 Votes)
Christina Chong (Lorna Bucket) (0%, 2 Votes)
Frances Barber (Madam Kovarian) (1%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 411
The Sarah Jane Adventures will be back on our screens this Autumn for its third series, which is currently in production.
We hope you’ve had a great Red Nose Day so far and you’re all enjoying whatever it is you’ve been doing to raise money for this year’s Comic Relief appeal!
But it’s always important to remember why we dress up in embarrassing outfits and take part in sponsored silences and such like – it’s to raise money to change the lives of thousands of people living here in the UK and abroad. Since it was founded in 1985, the charity has raised over £600 million!
Tonight, BBC One will be treating us to a whole night of comedy (including a special SJA sketch, featuring a guest appearance from Ronnie Corbett!), and in exchange all they ask is that we donate as much as we can to the appeal. If you haven’t donated yet, it’s not too late! Click here to go to the official RND website to find out how you can send some money in!
Don’t forget to tune into the Comic Relief Show tonight from 7PM on BBC One! The Sarah Jane Adventures: Red Nose Day Special will transmit at around 7.15PM.
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